News for Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Foster, Parkview rally to eliminate North

Parkview could only watch North Gwinnett celebrate following a come-from-behind win tied their Class AAAAA state second-round playoff series late Wednesday night.Photo slide show inside

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Broncos' Kissel second again at state

Caroline Kissel will have to wait another year to claim the 1,600-meter state championship. The Brookwood junior finished as runner up in the Class AAAAA race for the second year on Thursday at the girls state track and field meet at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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Defense carries Broncos past Lassiter

Five putouts is a busy night for any outfielder. But for Trey Martin, his five were more than just work, they were highlights.

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Duluth can't hold off Raiders

In a winner-take-all Game 3 in the second round of the Class AAAAA baseball state playoffs, it only took a small opening for Alpharetta to strike quickly and post a 6-3 comeback victory over Duluth.

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Getting to Know ... Mindy Greenstone

Mindy Greenstone graduated from Collins Hill in 2005 after helping the Eagles to the Class AAAAA girls basketball state championship. After getting her degree from North Greenville University, where she also played, Greenstone is back as Collins Hill's ninth-grade girls coach.

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Stars outslug George Walton

The hits kept coming, and once the dirt settled, Providence Christian lived to play next week.

Firefighters ready to Fight for Air

Firefighters are used to exerting themselves in extreme heat -- but this is a little different.

BOE supports tax rule change for operations

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Board of Education Chairman Robert McClure said he does not want to raise property taxes to generate more money for the school system's operating budget.

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Dearth of hitting dooms defending champs

Game 3 of a second-round Class A state playoff series with Darlington proved to be one of the few times Wesleyan's baseball team just couldn't come up with the big hit.

One Walton asks Loganville to join marketing efforts

LOGANVILLE -- Lee Garrett and Debra Smith, both representing One Walton, presented the organization's marketing and branding plan to Mayor Ray Nunley and City Council members Thursday evening, asking city leaders for their support of the countywide initiative.

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Wish Foundation gives girl puppy parade

DACULA -- "Bippity. Boppity. ... Boo!" Caroline Clayton screamed.Where else can a 6-year-old girl call on inspiration for the name of her puppy, granted as the 5,000th wish of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama?

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No. 1 Hoyas in way of North repeat

Some of the most sound defensive teams in Class AAAAA girls soccer have been from Parkview. But even the Panthers' best year, when it allowed seven goals in 2008, falls short of what Harrison has going right now.

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Companies relocating, expanding here

DORAVILLE -- Job by job, company by company, Gwinnett's economy is recovering, business leaders said Thursday as they celebrated the expansion of two local businesses, bringing a few dozen jobs.

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GAC girls one win away from first title

As enjoyable as breaking the Final Four curse was, it wasn't the ultimate goal for the Greater Atlanta Christian girls soccer team. The Spartans will try to complete that mission tonight, when they can become GAC's first-ever state champion in the sport with a road win over powerful Blessed Trinity in the Class AA finals.

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Defense tears into police lineup, witnesses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Defense attorney Bruce Morriss was doggedly critical of an all-female photo lineup Snellville police showed the six people who witnessed the fatal shooting of Heather Strube and other occurrences at the scene.

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McCann, Braves rally past Nats

Martin Prado hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on Brian McCann's single to right field in the 10th, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

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Hawks booted from playoffs

Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.

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Suspect sought in bank robberies

NORCROSS -- A man who unsuccessfully attempted to rob a Norcross bank Thursday morning wasted no time trying again, hitting a bank in Tucker less than an hour later, officials said.

Testimony: Mother had no reaction to results of her daughter's autopsy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- During an interrogation, Gwinnett police Detective J. Richter broke the news to Erica Graham that her 3-month-old daughter, Aubrey, had died with serious injuries throughout her body.

Gwinnett students best state average on graduation test

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The results of the spring administration of the state graduation test continued a trend for Gwinnett juniors, whose performance topped state results.

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School gets complaints about test prayers

LILBURN -- Parkview High School officials took action after a parent complained that prayers were being conducted with students before Advanced Placement tests were administered at a nearby church, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

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THE DISH: Rey's Cuban Cafe

If you're in the mood for genuine Cuban food and not concerned with plush surroundings, check out Rey's Cuban Cafe in Loganville.

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MOVIE TRIVIA: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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Broadway revival of 'Hair' coming to the Fox Theatre

A new generation of theater lovers can experience one of the best-loved musicals ever to hit Broadway, thanks to the revival of "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical." Slated to play at the Fox Theatre from Tuesday through May 22, this Tony Award-winning musical features a score that will take a whole new generation back to the time of a cultural upheaval that changed America forever.

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ROPES & REINS: Summerville's Willingham among world's best 40 bull riders competing at the Arena

The hardest part was just finding the bulls an inexperienced 15-year-old could ride.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Gordon-Levitt proves his acting range in dark 'Hesher'

Take a minute and tally up the number of people who started out as child movie actors and went on to equal or greater success as adults. There's Jodie Foster, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Ben Affleck (sort of) and the recently deceased Jackie Cooper.

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Gwinnett artists are at the helm of opera company

When the Peach State Opera opens its third season at 8 p.m. Thursday with a performance of Mozart's beloved masterpiece, "The Magic Flute," audiences will have many Gwinnett artists to thank for the experience. This performance will be held at Georgia Perimeter College's Cole Auditorium Fine Arts Building in Clarkston.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Some Like It Hot

Because director Billy Wilder made so many great movies, it's unfair to label the comedy "Some Like it Hot" his best, but it is unquestionably his most popular.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'SNL' star Kristen Wiig shines in funny 'Bridesmaids'

In the 36 years since the birth of "Saturday Night Live," more than 12 dozen former and current cast members have starred in excess of 500 feature films. Most of those movies are horrible, about 20 are very good and maybe five could be considered excellent. Three are out-and-out classics -- "Animal House," "Caddyshack" and "Bridesmaids."

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' part of film festival at Fox

The Fox Theatre kicks off the 2011 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival in June with a mix of contemporary and classic hits, including "To Kill A Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Ferrell delivers strong dramatic acting in 'Everything Must Go'

Will Ferrell has the odd misfortune of turning in the finest performance of his career with "Everything Must Go" -- and yet it's only the second-best movie of the week featuring someone who was or is a cast member of "Saturday Night Live." Ferrell can at least take solace in that he might get serious Oscar consideration and Kristen Wiig (in "Bridesmaids") probably won't.

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BISHER: Uggla always gives a good day's work

Well, it’s May now, and I’m sure Dan Uggla can read a calendar as well as any of us. But his batting average still dawdles, and you know what they say in baseball about slow starters. The implication is that you can throw out April. A “wasted” month. But just hang in there.

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Norcross, Krispy Kreme team up for race

The Norcross basketball program and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have partnered for the inaugural KK4AC-5K, or Krispy Kreme For a Cure 5K Race. The race follows a scenic course in downtown Norcross, with optional doughnut eating at the halfway point.

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Nullify gas price issue by using less

I’m trying really hard to view the oil and gas business with more tempered reason.

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Broncos' Kissel second again at state

ALBANY — Caroline Kissel will have to wait another year to claim the 1,600-meter state championship.

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Duluth can't hold off Raiders

ALPHARETTA — In a winner-take-all Game 3 in the second round of the Class AAAAA baseball state playoffs, it only took a small opening for Alpharetta to strike quickly and post a 6-3 comeback victory over Duluth.

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Gartrell homer lifts G-Braves in 15th

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Nearly five hours into the game, Stefan Gartrell blasted a two-run homer and propelled the Gwinnett Braves to a 15-inning 4-2 victory over Pawtucket on Thursday afternoon.

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Four Gwinnett golfers make AAAAA all-state

Four Gwinnett County golfers, two boys and two girls, were named to the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association’s Class AAAAA all-state teams this week.

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Eleanor Jane Mccluskey

Eleanor Jane McCluskey, age 76 of Buford, GA died Monday, May 2, 2011 following a brief illness. Mrs. McCluskey's remains have been cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held ...

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Margaret Garrett

Margaret Geneva (Ford) Garrett, born June 15, 1931 in Dunwoody, Ga. died on May 7, 2011 at the age of 79. Her loving husband James Wesley Garrett Sr. of Tucker ...

Robert Fadely

Robert Benton Fadely, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming following an extended illness. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, May ...

Ronald Hall

Ronald A. (Ron) Hall, age 46, of Lilburn, Georgia, formerly of Tacoma, Washington passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011, of an apparent heart attack surrounded by his devoted family ...

George Thomas, Jr.

George Thomas, Jr., age 64 of Bethlehem, Ga., passed away Wednesday May 11, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Danielle Derrick

Danielle Derrick, age 1 month old of Loganville, GA passed away May 9, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Gary Brantley

Gary C. Brantley, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 11, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Irene Hughes

Irene Hughes age 89 of Lawrenceville passed away, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Leigh Baker

Leigh Baker, age 74 of Loganville, GA died May 6, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Edward Sims

Edward Franklin Sims, age 77 of Bethlehem, GA passed away May 10, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

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